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From Protest to Politics


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Preface 1. The New Black Politics The New Black Voter and Jackson's Presidential Campaigns The Second Stage of the Civil Rights Movement? 2. Race, Class, and Black Policy Views Is the Significance of Race Increasing or Declining? Black Political Liberalism and Conservatism United by Race or Divided by Class? 3. Blacks and the Democratic Party A Historical Overview Explaining Black Support for the Democratic Party Today Impact of the Reagan Presidency and the Jackson Candidacies 4. Group Resources and Black Electoral Participation Black Collective Resources 77 Who within the Black Community Participates? The Impact of Group-Based Political Resources on Black Participation Black Officeseeking and Participation 5. Black Turnout in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Primaries and Elections Who Voted in the 1984 and 1988 Presidential Primaries? The Impact of Reagan, Bush, and Jackson on Turnout in the Presidential Elections Blacks as Strategic Voters 6. The Black Vote in 1984 and 1988 Blacks' Evaluations of Presidential Nominees and Presidents Economic Conditions and the Black Presidential Vote Black Support for Jesse Jackson 7. Black Power and Electoral Politics The Black Power Movement Black Political Independence and Racial Voting The Resurgence of Black Nationalism 8 Black Electoral Politics and Beyond Group-Oriented Politics or a Movement? Black Alternatives to the Ballot Appendix A: The National Black Election Study Appendix B: Methodological Notes Notes References Index

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From Protest to Politics makes an important contribution to our understanding of black electoral behavior. Tate has a deep and broad understanding of the research literature on black political behavior. Her data analyses are sound, and her interpretation of the data is solid. -- Paul R. Abramson, Michigan State University

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Katherine Tate is Professor of Political Science at Brown University.


[A] thought-provoking examination of black presidential politics during the 1980s. -- Lee A. Daniels * Washington Post *
From her deep and broad understanding of the research literature, Tate makes an important contribution to our understanding of black electoral behavior. -- Paul Abramson, Michigan State University
Represents the most substantively rich and empirically based analysis of African-American politics at the national level in the post-civil rights era. -- Lucius J. Barker, Stanford University

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